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image of 1959 Chinese poster Study Comrade Xiang Xiuli and her self sacrifice

Study comrade Xiang Xiuli and her self-sacrifice

Regular price $409.00 Sale

Artist: Zhou Ruizhuang

Year: 1959

Publisher: Shanghai People's Fine Art Publishing House

Size (mm): 525x770

Condition: very good, folded as issued, creasing to lower right

Xiang Xiuli was born into a poor family in Guangzhou in 1933. She was awarded the title of 'advanced worker' several times at the pharmaceutical factory where she was employed. In 1958 she heroically attempted to fight a chemical fire in the factory, was seriously burned and died a few days later. A campaign was later launched urging people to learn from the 'Xiang Xiuli Spirit'.